Greene County News
XENIA — The Humane Society of Greene County’s spay/neuter program reached a milestone this month when it treated its 6,000th cat at its monthly clinic.
The clinics started in 2006 as a low cost alternative for controlling the pet population and are available to any Greene County resident caring for outside cats, including strays. The cost has not changed since the program started — $15 for male cats and $20 for females.
Spaying and neutering are vital in preventing unwanted litters of kittens, according to officials. A female cat may have up to five litters of kittens a year and a large number of the unwanted offspring ultimately end up in animal shelters or are left to fend for themselves. It is just as important to neuter male cats as it is females, since this procedure also curbs undesirable behaviors and improves the animals’ quality of life, the humane society said.
The Humane Society of Greene County also offers a second reduced cost spay/neuter program for both cats and dogs for low to medium level income families. The Humane Society is a privately operated non-profit charitable organization staffed by volunteers and funded by donations and memberships.
For more information, call the Humane Society at 937-376-3001, or visit its web site at www.humanesocietygreenecounty.com.